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Goldwell Open Air Museum

1 Golden Street, Beatty, Nevada 89003 USA

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Free to Visit
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Wed 12a-11:59p
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“art where it seemingly shouldn't be”

Just outside Beatty, “the Gateway to Death Valley,” about 115 miles north of Las Vegas, the Goldwell Open Air Museum began with those plaster ghosts. Belgian sculptor Charles Albert Szukalski created “The Last Supper” in 1984, the eerie white shrouded figures almost glow supernaturally against the dark mountains. Szukalski was later joined by European artists who wanted to create site-specific works in the desert. Dr. Hugo Heyrman created that pink bombshell (“Lady Desert: The Venus of Nevada,” 1992), Dre Peeters contributed a female version of the Icarus myth (“Icara,” 1992), and Fred Bervoets is responsible for that miner and his penguin (“Tribute to Shorty Harris,” 1994), which supposedly represented Bervoets’ feelings of alienation.

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Reviewed by
bridwella09

  • 22 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
February 16, 2018
Rated 4.0

The desert holds some interesting things. There’s a legit ghost town just down the street from this and a house made out of bottles. I was very glad that I came here.

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Reviewed by
inishmuse

  • 18 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 23, 2021
Rated 5.0

This place is really awesome - and a nice stop to stretch your legs, especially since it's right next to the ghost town.

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Reviewed by
Dee

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 22, 2020
Rated 4.0

Cool stop along the way!

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Reviewed by
kat03heddell

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 03, 2020
Rated 5.0

Real fun stop off. Took some good photos and family loved it

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Reviewed by
glendadamian

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 25, 2019
Rated 5.0

Great place to take Instagrammable pics!

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Reviewed by
Sam

  • 25 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 16, 2016
Rated 4.0

Very fun stop and Rhyolite is legit just down the road. Fun place to stretch and regroup. It's not too far out of the way either and you'll probably see some wild donkeys!

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Reviewed by
Jennifer Christine

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 28, 2016
Rated 5.0

This is a GREAT place to visit! Very close to the abandoned ghost town, Rhyolite, so make sure you check that out, too! HIGHLY recommend!

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Reviewed by
idnohr

  • 11 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 14, 2016
Rated 5.0

It's free, very creative, just down the road from an awesome ghost town Rhyolite.

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Reviewed by
lizania.nunez

  • 10 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
January 05, 2016

i only noticed the pink Lego lady in the background lol

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Goldwell Open Air Museum

1 Golden Street
Beatty, Nevada
89003 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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